Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery, Larsen & Toubro, has been elected as the President of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) for the term 2017-19. This was decided at the ICEMA’s Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi recently. He has earlier served as the Vice President for 2015-17.
Garg, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad and London Business School, is an industry veteran of over three decades. During this journey, he has held important responsibilities and played a pivotal role in expanding and consolidating L&T’s Construction & Mining Equipment Business.
As part of L&T’s senior management team, Garg has built a world-class organisation with strong focus on market leadership, product innovation and customer support. He is closely associated with global majors like Komatsu, Scania and Sandvik to usher in latest technologies to the Indian market. As a Director at L&T Construction Equipment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L&T, he has been championing the Make-in-India mission with the introduction of indigenously-designed and manufactured road machinery.
ICEMA, affiliated to Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is represented by all leading equipment manufacturers, distributors and finance companies engaged in the indian construction and mining industry, which serves the large infrastructure sector. To give a boost to government initiatives on skill development, ICEMA has also set up its own Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). IESC is mandated to develop and promote industry-specific skills.
As the new President of ICEMA, Garg wants to take it to the global stage for mutually beneficial engagements, encourage induction of environment-friendly technologies among the construction equipment manufacturers and is in favour of advocacy for tax rationalisation of this industry, impacting a very large workforce. He will facilitate the Indian construction equipment industry representation in international shows like Bauma Munich, Intermat and& ConExpo and steer major exhibitions or trade fairs on the domestic front such as Excon 2017, BC India, ConMac and IMME.
Garg is committed to the journey of transforming ICEMA into a strong industry association, whose voice is heard, acted upon and to ensure it becomes the most credible face of the Indian Construction Equipment Industry. His approach has been to build a strong consensus among members and would continue to closely collaborate with them towards this end.